Your support makes it possible for the Foundation
to continue to offer career and technical education for District
youth. These programs combine academic studies with specialized
training and mentoring to put students on pathways to employment,
higher education and future careers.
Annual Meet the Future Luncheon and Signing Day
Sports Media host Fred Smoot with Shapiro & Duncan executive Sarah Mueller and ACAD graduate Te'von Wilson at our 2019 Meet the Future luncheon and Industry Signing Day ceremony.
Mentoring makes a difference! Each year in May, the Meet the Future Luncheon brings more than 150 career and technical education students, graduates, parents and industry guests for mentoring and networking about careers in the building industry.
This eagerly anticipated scholarships and awards luncheon was canceled due to the coronavirus, but check out our 2020 Meet the Future virtual event celebrating the accomplishments of students and graduating seniors in the Academy of Construction and Design. The way we work and learn has changed, but the future looks bright. ACAD is responding with bold, creative distance learning, employer engagement, paid internship, and work-based learning to open doors to high demand jobs, college, and careers.
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students Meet the Future! Click below to choose a sponsorship level or to contribute in any amount. Your generous support benefits students pursuing technical education and related science, technology, engineering and math studies in District schools.
Each year, DC Students Construction Trades Foundation
awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are starting
building industry jobs or enrolling in colleges or universities.
Thanks to the leadership of industry executive Norman Dreyfuss,
and with support from individual donors, the fund has provided more than $70,000 in scholarships to CTE graduates in the Academy of Construction
10th Anniversary Norman Dreyfuss Scholarships
Support CTE Scholarships
100 percent of your contribution goes directly
to scholarships and educational opportunities for high school career
and technical education students. Designate your tax-deductible
gift to the Norman Dreyfuss Fund or the Marshall Janifer Fund to
help talented students build bright futures!
Carpentry Instructor Marshall Janifer was a dedicated CTE teacher,
mentor, guidance counselor and role model for students in the Academy
of Construction and Design at Cardozo Education Campus. He often
said his proudest achievement was motivating students to want to
become decent human beings and successful adults. The Marshall Janifer
Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at the request of Mr.
Janifer's family, following his sudden and untimely death in January
2014. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding students in
the Academy’s career and technical education programs. Your
generous contribution honors Marshall Janifer’s legacy and
continues his vital work. Donate >>
View our Meet the Future tribute
to Lead Carpentry Instructor Marshall Janifer, whose career demonstrated
how CTE teachers make a difference in the lives of students.
The Foundation welcomes in-kind support for the
House – Build a Future construction education program
in the Academy of Construction and Design. Students apply math, carpentry, mechanical drawing, blueprint reading, and practical science skills on construction sites sponsored by the Foundation. Eligible high school students can earn stipends and career-related work experience in the citywide ACAD Builds Internship program.
Contributions to the Meet the Future luncheon
and other annual activities help us sustain quality career and technical
education in the Academy of Construction and Design.
Your generous support helps the DC Students Construction
Trades Foundation retain instructors, maintain quality instructional
materials and provide scholarship support and career placement assistance
for Academy graduates.
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